The 2016 Mobility Bond provides $482 million for the Corridor Mobility Program. The Corridor Mobility Program is the development, design, and construction of improvements along key Austin corridors that enhance mobility, safety, and connectivity for all users—whether you drive, bike, or take transit.
Corridors are primary roadways that affect the overall transportation network. They are used for getting around, destinations for residents and visitors, and home to businesses as well as many Austinites.
The Corridor Mobility Program has two primary areas:
• Corridor Construction Program on nine corridors
• Development of preliminary engineering reports and additional design work on eight additional corridors/critical arterials
In the map below, the nine corridors in the Corridor Construction Program are depicted in orange. You can also check out interactive maps to view improvements currently in design along the nine corridors in the Corridor Construction Program. The eight corridors where there is preliminary engineering reports and design work taking place are depicted in teal.
Construction Construction Program Corridors:
Preliminary Engineering Report/Design Corridors and Critical Arterials:
Corridor Construction Program
On April 26, 2018, Austin City Council adopted a $1.4 billion Corridor Construction Program for nine major Austin corridors. These improvements are receiving funding from the $482 million for corridors that voters approved in the 2016 Mobility Bond.
The Corridor Construction Program is intended to address some of Austin’s biggest mobility challenges by:
Getting people moving by increasing the number of people who can travel through the corridors
Improving safety and reducing crashes through improvements to intersections and along the corridors
Expanding transportation options by improving the safety and connectivity of Austin’s sidewalk and bicycle network
Where we are now: Project Design Phase
The preliminary engineering and design phase of work is currently underway. Improvements in the Corridor Construction Program are at a conceptual level. Additional design and preliminary engineering activities must take place before the projects are ready for construction. Learn more about these activities in our FAQ.
Construction will begin after the design phase and be ongoing for several years, with the bulk of work taking place 2021-24.
Preliminary Engineering Activities and Design Phase Include:
• Land surveying to gather information about utilities, property lines, trees, drainage, traffic counts, and
• Collecting soil samples and assessing pavement conditions
• Identify placemaking opportunities along the corridors
• Updating cost estimates, looking for budget efficiencies, and exploring leveraging/partnership
• Conduct ongoing outreach to the community, including corridor businesses, property owners and
neighborhoods as well as across City departments, and local agencies
• Prepare for construction by obtaining permits, developing traffic management plans, coordinating utility
relocations, acquiring right-of-way, and procuring construction services
• Refine and finalize corridor design plans
Understanding the Impacts
Whenever transportation and mobility projects are constructed, properties and businesses near the improvements can be affected. Typical impacts that may be associated with these types of improvements include:
• Adjustments to utility service lines
• Access Adjustments
• Right-of-way acquisition
• Temporary construction easements
• Grading and topography easements
We understand these changes will be of concern to some property and business owners, and we are seeking ways to mitigate impacts. If you own a property or business and you have questions or concerns, please email Sara Behunek at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 974-7840.
The City of Austin Corridor Program Office regularly hosts public meetings, emails program updates, mails public notifications and provides information online.
Click on the links of our individual corridor webpages to view meeting materials and learn more about each corridor. We are currently in the process of reviewing all of the comments and survey responses received during open houses and virtual public meetings hosted in fall and winter 2018.